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CCDC Hair & Stage Make-up

Click on the picture for specific make-up recommendations!


Here is a great hair tutorial for getting a performance quality bun. You’ll need a hair elastic, hair pins, a hair net that matches the hair color, gel, hairspray, and a brush. It is best to start with damp hair.



We recommend investing in stage make-up. High quality stage make-up has very rich pigments and your stage make-up will last for years.  Ben Nye, Mode Dion, and Mehron are all good stage make-up brands.


Angels, Little Children, Little Stars, Little Snow, Mice, Pages, and Polichinelle are required to wear: pancake foundation, blush, lipstick, mascara, setting powder


All other dancers are required to wear: pancake foundation, blush, lipstick, mascara, setting powder, eyeliner, false eyelashes, eye shadow, eyebrow pencil


Do not use any glitter make-up, tattoos, sequins, etc. 


A good resource for how to apply stage make-up is Mode Dion.  Here is a link to a very informative how-to video:


Helpful tips:

  • cake foundation is water activated, use a damp sponge to apply

  • use eye primer to prep eyelids before applying eye shadow

  • an eyeliner application tool can be helpful when creating wings

  • twice daily washing and moisturizing of the face helps with texture and acne

  • makeup wipes are good in a pinch, but washing your face with a hydrating cleansing oil is best for your skin when removing makeup

  • for boys and men use more neutral shades of blush and lipstick, false eyelashes are not required for men

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